Anzac Day 2020
Anzac Day commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and honours our returned servicemen and women.
Anzac Day 2020 services – including the National Services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial – will not be going ahead this year due to the restrictions in place in response to COVID-19.
This is the first time since Anzac Day services began in 1916 that New Zealanders are not able to gather nationwide to mark the anniversary.
Instead, we encourage New Zealanders to find other ways to remember and honour all those who served and are still serving New Zealand in conflict and peacekeeping.
Ways you can get involved in Anzac Day 2020 from within your bubble
- Join the national #StandAtDawn campaign being jointly led by NZDF and RSA
- Tune in to Compass FM's ANZAC Day Tribute Show with local interviews from RSAs, historians and experts from 10am: https://www.facebook.com/events/230544154680654/
- Watch a special Anzac Day programme at 11am on TVNZ 1 or TVNZ On Demand
- Lay a virtual poppy at Auckland Museum’s online cenotaph for a loved one or for one of more than 235,000 New Zealand service men and women represented there
- Take the time to learn something new about New Zealand’s experiences of war and reflect on its far-reaching impacts on those who served, families, communities and the nation
- Delve into NZHistory's Anzac Day resources
- Find teaching resources on Anzac Day on Te Kete Ipurangi
- Listen to David Hill’s The Red Poppy or Feana Tu’akoi’s Lest we Forget on RNZ Storytime
You can view the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's full release here: https://mch.govt.nz/anzac-day